Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children  with CPFT. The team are currently working remotely but are based in Peterborough

The ability to travel and work across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire is essential for this post holder

External applications are invited  for a permanent  contract for the position of Named Nurse for Safeguarding children. The successful applicant will be an experienced Specialist Community Public Health Nurse or Registered Sick Children’s’ Nurse with a genuine commitment and passion for safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional professional, with proven and extensive safeguarding experience, who can demonstrate experience of managing and leadership within a safeguarding children team.

Main duties of the job

This will include  delivering the safeguarding children agenda,  across the trust including oversight of the MASH health contribution within the Integrated Front Door across Peterborough and Cambs with the Police, CCG and Local Authority.

If you are a highly motivated professional with a strong desire and passion for safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk, with excellent communication skills, leadership and management experience and the ability to maintain high professional standards we look forward to hearing from you.

Working for our organisation

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

  • Support all activities necessary to ensure that the organisation meets its responsibilities to safeguard/protect children and young people, including compliance with Sec 11 Children Act and CQC Essential Standards.
  • Be responsible to and accountable within the managerial framework of the Trust.
  • At all times and in relation to the roles and responsibilities listed, work as a member of the Trust’s Safeguarding Children Team.
  • Participate in the LSCB Health Safeguarding Group and other relevant subcommittees of the LSCB. deputise for the Board lead at LSCB Board when required
  • To work collaboratively with the named professionals and designated professionals within the health economy.
  • To establish and maintain good links with Children’s Social Services Department and other key children’s agencies.
  • Ensure that outcomes from discussions and investigations within the LSCB and subcommittees are fed back through the Trust’s governance structure.
  • Support and advise the Board and produce reports when necessary.
  • Contribute to the planning and strategic organisation of the Trust’s safeguarding arrangements.
  • Ensure advice is available to all staff within the Trust on the day-to-day management of children and families where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.
  • Provide advice (direct and indirect) to colleagues on the assessment, treatment and clinical services for all forms of child maltreatment including neglect, emotional and physical abuse, Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII), child sexual abuse, honour-based violence, trafficking, sexual exploitation and detention.
  • Provide advice and signposting to other professionals about legal processes, key research and policy document
Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse/part 3 registered NMC
  • Relevant experience of management/leadership within Safeguarding Children team
  • Professional degree level qualification
  • An honours degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing and relevant professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Safeguarding supervision qualification.
  • Teaching qualification or relevant qualification or experience
  • Masters level qualification or willingness to work towards


Essential criteria
  • Significant years working with children and families.
  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding legislation and its application to practice
  • Experience in serious incident investigation or serious case review/ individual management review investigation.
  • Experience of working with confidential and sensitive information including data protection implications
  • Demonstrate experience in developing and delivering training packages to a range of groups and individuals
  • Knowledge of local and national reviews, missed opportunities and lessons to be learned
  • Working knowledge and experience of delivering safeguarding supervision
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of writing policies, procedures and practice guidance


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Able to respond to and interpret complex information exercising a high level of clinical judgement, think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to convey complex information to a range of audiences in a straightforward way.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and liaison skills including written skills which are relevant, accurate and concise across all agencies and at all levels
  • Confidence to challenge appropriately, be assertive and escalate when needed
  • Ability to work well across organisational boundaries
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audit processes.
  • Experience of carrying out root cause analysis process.
  • Understanding of current and planned structural changes within the NHS.
  • Understanding of mental health problems, mental illness and its treatment and how this may impact on the safeguarding of children

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of national and local safeguarding policy, procedure and practice guidance.
  • Working knowledge of children’s health and development and the nature of child maltreatment

Physical Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel to external meetings and venues

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
  • Punctual/good timekeeping skills
  • Ability to work with computers and demonstrat e good keyboard skills
  • Ability to meet service needs.